We Love Peanut Butter!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi November 06, 2018 1 min read

November is National Peanut Butter Month -and Dragonwing girls love this tasty spread!
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Nutrition for athletic girls is a source of confidence!

by MaryAnne Gucciardi March 01, 2018 1 min read

March is National Nutrition Month and we’d like to share tips on good nutrition for girl athletes.  Balance is key. It is important to include lean protein, nutrient rich carbohydrates (whole grain, non GMO if possible), low-fat dairy, fruits, and vegetables in an athlete’s diet. It is essential to be properly hydrated, so drink your ...
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Concussions important issue for girl athletes-updated info here

by MaryAnne Gucciardi July 12, 2017 1 min read

There have been many articles and efforts to improve safety on the soccer field for women and girls.  As an update to our posts of six years ago, I provide new information on prevention and training alternatives from Cindy Parlow Cone and Excelle.com Our original articles are here: Don’t be fooled by common misconceptions about ...
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Last Firsts from a Soccer Mom.

by MaryAnne Gucciardi April 12, 2017 1 min read

It is that time of year for parents of high school seniors when we’re enjoying the last -firsts of many club and high school events.  Last first soccer game of the year, last first day of the last semester, last club night.   Looking back at all the things I’ve learned, I’ve decided (rather than wallow), ...
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Navigating the Child to Tween to Teen Bra Journey with Ease

by MaryAnne Gucciardi September 21, 2016 3 min read

If you’re anything like me then you have absolutely NO recollection of your first bra-buying experience as a tween 30 years ago. I wish I remembered it as being either a horrific or a pleasant experience because then I’d at least have had a starting point at which to get my daughter comfortable with the ...
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Essentials: A Folding Chair and Thermacell

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 02, 2016 1 min read

We’re adding two new “essentials” to our resources page, and these are geared towards the parents of our athletes. First, every sports mom and dad needs a quality lawn chair to watch their child compete. Along with a sturdy chair, my most essential never-leave-home without it is my Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor and Camping Repeller Device. I know ...
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Brand-New Resources Page

by MaryAnne Gucciardi August 02, 2016 1 min read

We have added a new Resources page to our sideline chatter blog! This resource page, entitled “Essentials for a Confident Girl Athlete” includes a growing list of tools that we at Dragonwing think are vital for the empowerment and success of female athletes and for the aid of their parents! Visit our resources page now ...
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